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coverage, "nbc nightly news" from boston begins now. >> announcer: "terror in boston." this is "nbc nightly news with brian williams" reporting tonight from boston. >> well, good evening from boston, just a few blocks from where the explosions rocked the finish line at the boston marathon yesterday. it was a shocking event in the life of this city. today receiving, of course, widespread coverage as yet another terrorist incident in our post-9/11 era. here's where the toll stands tonight. three dead, 176 injured, 71 people are still hospitalized. 24 of them in critical condition. among the dead, a boston university grad student, an 8-year-old boy, martin richard, from dorchester and 29-year-old krystle campbell of medford, mass. we learned today the president will be coming here on thursday for an interfaith service. at the white house today flags were at half-staff, and we heard again from the president who, for the first time, used the word "terrorism" to describe what happened here. >> the fbi is investigating it as an act of terrorism. anytime bombs are used to target innocent civilians,
are in critical condition. several people required amputations and doctors say more are likely. nbc news justice correspondent pete williams is standing by. i am just reading information that you put in regarding the components of this bomb and what authorities believe was used to make the explosives. what can you tell me? >> they say they were crudely made. that doesn't mean that they weren't powerful and they were. they were made with gunpowder, bbs and ball bearings packed inside a pressure cooker. let me point to a picture from a homeland security bulletin. we're going to get in real tight on these little pots down here. this is what pressure cookers look like. give it a second to focus and see how much tighter we can get. these are what pressure cookers look like in case you haven't seen them. these are rather inexpensive pressure cookers. in case you've not ever dealt with one. a pot with a cover on it that you can make basically air tight and food cooks faster. and then for at least a decade, they've been used to make bombs around the world. so inside is the explosive and the authorities
." and tonight you can say that about boston, too. anne thompson, nbc news, boston. >>> and one more note before we go. it takes something big for this to happen. the yankees and red sox logos side by side right there on the side of yankee stadium in the bronx where tonight the yankees will pause to play the fenway anthem "sweet caroline" as the ultimate show of support for boston. the rivalry takes a break. it will be back. that is our broadcast for this tuesday night from boston. thank you for being here with us. i'm brian williams. we'll look for you back in new york tomorrow night. good night. ♪ >>> it shows that the culture that the issue of safety is something that has not been a priority. >> we investigated, now a state lawmaker is demanding action from the governor. right now at 6:00, the shakeup he's calling for at the california public utilities commission. >>> plus a highly anticipated hearing for the south bay teens accused of sexually assaulting 15-year-old audrie pott. >> frantic moments for a father and son who were at the finish line at the boston marathon when the bomb went of
enforcement sources tell nbc news the bombs were built to act like homemade ieds. sources tell nbc news the bombs included a battery pack and "the boston globe" reports investigators recovered a part of a circuit board at the scene. the bombs were packed with scha shrapnel. the bomb was not capable of creating a massive blast. instead, its main purpose was to maim and injure. photos obtained by whdh in boston showed the area where the bomb was left moments before and moments after the detonation. the fbi is looking at these photos and others like them for clues as to who placed the bombs and when. now there is precedent for devices like these. in 2004, the fbi sent out a memo on the use of homemade pressure cooker bombs. al qaeda's online magazine gave instructions for making them just last month and in the 2010 attempted attack on times square, one of the devices found included a pressure cooker and 125 firecrackers. meanwhile, the search of an apartment belonging to a foreign student injured in the blast has so far turned up nothing and he's not considered a suspect at this point. yes
education, one child at a time. for "today," gabe gutierrez, nbc news, orlando. >> nice to have a few good stories. >>> coming up, turning your home's klutt >>> good morning to you. 8:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. new information about the busted bolts on the bay bridge. caltrans missed a chance to test the bolts before they were installed. "san francisco chronicle" reports caltrans engineers actually ordered the test in 2008. the agency was concerned about the supplier's quality control but the tests were never performed because the contractor in charge of the bridge questioned whether they were required. last month more than 30 bolts cracked after being tightened on the new span of the bay bridge. want to check the morning commute with mike. how is it looking out there? >> busy as you would expect at this time on wednesday. the coliseum, the right side, congestion northbound, commute direction. your map will show you the same thing for 880 and 580, although 580 less traveled. that's good news. new crash off the interchange, lafayette, may cause sloping. chp arriving. 680 starting to calm
investigative correspondent for nbc news. with me here in the studio is nbc news terrorism expert michael leiter. former director of the national counterterrorism center. thank you both for joining me. michael isikoff, let me go to you first. "the boston globe" is reporting that officials have recovered a second -- from the scene of the exploexs. what is your take on that? >> well, the fbi would not confirm that at the briefing we just had. they did confirm there are two devices, both in black nylon bags. search -- pressure cooker bombs. one point that i thought was quite interesting that fbi special agent in charge deloria made, these are heavy bombs. two heavy bombs in black nylon bags at two locations about 75 to 100 yards away from each other that were set off within 12 seconds. it remains an open question whether that could have been done by one perpetrator or more than one to have placed those two bags within a short period of time in this open, crowded area and not be noticed. it does raise questions whether one person could have pulled that off. i should tell you that a couple of other p
decades for the fbi to locate and arrest the unabomber, ted kaczynski. within the last hour nbc news has confirmed a letter bomb -- not a letter. i should say a letter that tested positive for ricin or some other toxic substance was addressed to senator roger wicker of mississippi. it was intercepted before reaching the senator's office. let's begin this hour with nbc justice correspondent pete williams and former cia counterterrorism director larry johnson. two best guests we could have. pete, let's go back to that picture we just saw from whdh up there, boston affiliate of nbc. what are the experts making of the fact that it was there, that bag, whatever it is sitting there before the explosion and then in this picture taken afterwards you can see the smoke trailing up to the left there diagonally? what does that tell us? >> it tells us it's something they're investigating, chris. they know, they believe very strongly that the bombs were brought to the scene in backpacks. but i think it's fair to say they're looking at whether after they got there, they put them in these shopping bags.
get pinned. i think he's a chump right. i'll tell him that to his face. >> bill: right to the news of the day. but first... big headlines of the day with dan. >> other headlines making news on this tuesday. that north dakota local nbc anchor we talked about yesterday who dropped the "f" bomb on his first day on the air, he will not be coming back after the suspension. a.j. clemente was fired yesterday. he apologized on twitter saying it was a rookie mistake. he likely won't be unemployed for long. he scored numerous radio interviews yesterday. picked up a lot of support saying he deserves a second chance. >> bill: he said it from the heart. >> he said it from the heart. >> we should have him read the news for you one day dan even though dennis kucinich isn't in congress anymore his wife is still on a tear to make sure representatives eat healthy while at work in the capitol. the hill reports elizabeth kucinich who is a vegan, has been helping make sure the house cafeteria has plenty of plant-based foods available. she's noticed since her husband las left capitol hill, several nonsa
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